Lubrication is a critical quality aspect, (CQA) in pre filled syringes and cartridges. By using rap.ID’s control over the silicone layer, you may be able to avoid costly recalls, as well as customer complaints. The control over siliconization ensures your development and primary packaging department gain an insight into your syringe, cartridge or vial coatings.
rap.ID provides you with traceable and comparable data on thickness, distribution and volume (weight) of silicone in syringes or baked-on cartridges. You can detect inadequate
thickness, uneven distribution or excess silicone which can cause gliding force issues or stability failures due to agglomerations seeded by silicone droplets.
As observed in many examples, silicone oil once applied forms not a static, but a rather dynamic layer. Re-distribution of silicone by gravity can be clarified. Therefore the age of a syringe has a big impact on product quality as well as other storage conditions. rap.ID services include investigations on:
We provide you with the thickness of silicone oil layers greater than 20 nm, on up to hundreds of different spots on your syringe, accurate to ±10 nm. Use our experienced
contract testing service and benefit from a 10 year matured technology and the measurement of more than 10.000 syringes and cartridges. You receive a reliable report in regards of the thickness of the silicone oil layer inside your syringe. This information helps you optimize the amount of silicone oil used in your product and provides you with the optimal parameters for siliconization.